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To orbit and back again : how the Space Shuttle flew in space

Author: Davide Sivolella
Publisher: New York : Springer, [2012?] ©2014
Series: Springer-Praxis books in space exploration.
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The question may be simple, but the answer is not as easy to give. This book describes the structures and systems used each time the Shuttle was launched, and then follows an imaginary mission, explaining how those structures and systems were used in orbital operations and the return to Earth. Details of how anomalous events were dealt with on individual missions are also provided, as are the recollections of those  Read more...
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Sivolella, Davide.
To orbit and back again
(OCoLC)818464042
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Davide Sivolella
ISBN: 9781461409830 1461409837
OCLC Number: 857715547
Description: 1 online resource.
Contents: A brain and mind for the Orbiter: the avionics system --
A skeleton for the Orbiter: structure and mechanisms --
Power to orbit: the main engines --
Power to orbit: solid rocket booster --
Shuttle propulsion: the external tank --
Maneuvering in space: the orbital maneuvering system and reaction control system --
Heart and lung of the Orbiter: the environmental control life support system and electrical control system --
The Orbiter's skin: the thermal protection system --
Auxiliary power unit and hydraulic system --
Fundamentals of the Shuttle GNC --
The art of reaching orbit --
Orbital dancing --
Returning home.
Series Title: Springer-Praxis books in space exploration.
Responsibility: Davide Sivolella.
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The Space Shuttle has been the dominant machine in the U.S. space program for thirty years. This detailed book enables readers to understand its technical systems in great depth. Recollections of  Read more...

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